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tomorrow, held hostage in a bunker just about a week. >> by the grace of god, you know, he's okay. >> then don't blame beyonce. the nfl commissioner tells fans it is not the singer's fault the lights went out during the super bowl. do we know who is to blame? >> one of our favorite stories of the morning. one of the biggest stories in history gets a face lift. the bones of king richard iii are finally found, brand new images of what he really looked like. we'll talk to the woman who started this whole thing. spearheaded the campaign to find him. chris christie sits down and snacks to david letterman. how he reacts when asked about the weight jokes. alicia, a kidnapping survivor that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans
city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with match.com, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time
may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a
normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very lucky, and the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> dykes was killed during the operation. a witness in the area describes what he heard. >> i heard a big boom, and then i heard -- i believe i heard rifle shots. >> reporter: how loud of a boom? very loud? >> oh, yeah. literally made me jump off the ground. it scared me that bad. >> reporter: authorities are still working on the crime scene, and the investigation is expected to continue for several days. according to a psychiatrist, the next few days will be critical for ethan. >> the tendency will be to swarm around him to get information, both to help him and to
understand what went down, down under that ground. but bottom line, the next few days are critical with this boy to bond with his family and feel safe and protected. >> reporter: but for now, a family and community are grateful to have ethan safe. >> a very special child. he's been through a lot. endured a lot and by the grace of god, you know, he is okay. and that was the mission of every man and woman on this compound. >> his family tells us that ethan was kept at the hospital overnight to be checked out to be sure he's physically fine. happy to see his family, happy to be with his mom. what ranks up there? having his favorite toy dinosaur back. every night, a vigil in this community. praying he would come out. tonight's vigil is to celebrate he's home. tomorrow, everyone will celebrate his sixth birthday. >> what a birthday.
victor well, thank you so much for us in alabama. >> in a few minutes, we'll hear from the dale county sheriff, wally olson, whose officers aided in the dramatic rescue. >> we want to bring in alicia, who has some idea what little ethan went through. alicia survived a terrifying abduction when she was 13. now she's 24. she runs the alisha project, an advocacy group. >> good morning. >> in a sense, big difference, you were 13. he is 5, going on 6. but that being said, take me back to the moment that help had arrived, you were safe? >> the fbi busted in, and they were screaming we have guns. i didn't know they were the fbi. i thought they were more people coming to hurt me. i never assumed rescue would come. i didn't know and realize that i was being rescued until one of them turned around and i saw fbi
on the jackets and i questioned, is this real? am i actually being rescued? is this a dream, and it took until i was home with my parents to feel that. >> what were you most afraid of? the captor or the idea that there would be a botched rescue, people come in guns blazing. >> i didn't think it would be a botched rescue. i assumed it was people sent to hurt me. i was 13 years old. i didn't think this would be fbi and i heard clear, clear, clear. it didn't click then. i really didn't think that. i had kind of accepted the fact that this was the day that i decided i was going to do whatever i could do to get out of there. he hinted to me that he was going to kill me that day. so i decided i was going to do whatever i was going to do to get out therefore, and i was probably going to die. >> it is impossible to get
inside the mind of this 5-year-old or even the parents, and i won't even pretend we can. for you, in those precious hours and days once you realized you were okay. what was that like? adjusting back to life? >> it's so hard. you have to try to keep things normal. that's what we have to do for this little boy. keep certain things as normal as possible. >> like what? >> things like just basic routines he had done before. his favorite games, his favorite movies, favorite food. trying to keep an anchor in the before. and equate this with him. this happened to him, it's not who he is. >> that's a good point. how do you keep this from defining him? he is six tomorrow, and he has already had what will be the worst moment of his life happen.
>> it depends on what we do on television and the media, it depends on what people do around him to help make him heal. if people judge him, as this happened to him, or you think about this happening to him all the time or talk to him about it. and ask him questions constantly and center his life on it, how can he move forward, and really, we have to let him heal. every situation is different. my situation is certainly different from his. and each situation is unique. we have to give him a chance to heal. >> and have you an organization that helps. >> the aliscia project. >> yeah, we go and speak to schools. i go and make sure that the same thing doesn't happen to other children. >> hours go by, and the first thing he thinks of won't be his abduction? >> certainly. we find room. we have to make room for tragedies that happen in our lives and try to get back to where we were before, and there
are days that i don't think about it and i'm sure he will have those too. >> alicia kozakiewic sflncz, a brave 24-year-old. a man confessed to his sister, saying he traded his soul for a new truck. he killed chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield at a shooti ining range. kyle had 150 confirmed kills in iraq. a renewed presidential effort and some form of gun control. president obama meeting with key progressive groups and labor groups and a dozen ceos. the goal? get a bipartisan immigration reform deal done and on gun
control, the president says consensus is building. >> lasting change also requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. the good news, we're starting to see a consensus emerge about the action congress needs to take. >> about 25 minutes, immigration and gun role with republican senator and bipartisan advocate dean heller of nevada. now this morning, we can now be -- i guess face to face with the lost british king, richard iii. a team of scientists have created this model of what the controversial british monarch probably looked like. this mockup is based on the skull remained found in a dig 90 miles northwest of london. yesterday, archaeologists confirmed this skeleton is that indeed of the long lost king. famous from richard iii.
talking to a woman behind the search in the next hour. fascinating stuff. david letterman face to face with the butt of many of his jokes. he brought a tasty prop and a healthy dose of humor. >> i have made a few jokes, not just one or two, intermittent. but -- >> i didn't know this was going to be this long. >> now, wait a minute. maybe you can do that sort of thing in your state, buddy. >> i don't care if you're funny. from my perspective, the joke is funny, i laugh, even if it's about me. if it's not funny, i don't
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not do it. >> i do not think this will have an impact on future super bowls in new orleans. i fully expect we'll be back here for super bowls, and i hope that's the cause. i hope we will be back here. we want to be back here. >> if it wasn't beyonce, what then happened. we don't rell know. john zarrella live in new orleans this morning. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, john, brooke. they don't know. it wasn't beyonce, wasn't a couple of other things either that they seem to have ruled out. we know that the city council's utility commission is going to hold an emergency meeting to launch its own investigation into the matter. that emergency meeting is going to be held friday. and so at this point, what we still have is a power puzzle. the night the lights went out at the super bowl is a story about,
well, a few things, what went right. everyone remaining calm. >> i never met so many people so hospitable. >> what happened? video from inside the stadium control room show the super bowl's uh-oh moment. >> all right. we lost lights. all right. we're going to the manual override. >> and then the head scratching still unanswered question, what went wrong. here is what we know, kind of. smg, the company that owns and operates the super dome says the problem originated outside the stadium. >> truth is, the interruption in service it didn't occur inside the building. we couldn't receive it from the entergy substation. >> entergy tweeted sunday night that service to the stadium had not been interrupted a spokesman said later -- >> the system worked the way it's supposed to work.
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19 minutes past the hour here on tuesday. welcome back to "starting point." developing story we have been following for a week here. this little 5-year-old boy, named ethan, held captive for nearly a week in this bunker, finally has been freed. the fbi raided the bung ker, rescuing ethan yesterday afternoon and his captor was killed. >> joining us now is dale county sheriff wally olson. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> can you walk us through the distribution to launch the dramatic raid? what was the trigger that made authorities go in? >> deter why a >> deterioration as far as negotiation and we had to make a decision. >> when you talk about the
deterioration of the situation, what were you all watching? what did you see? >> at this point in time, it's still a criminal investigation. i can't release a lot of information about all of that, but, you know, i would say that the circumstances around the negotiations and the communications, deteriorated pretty quickly. >> we understand there was a mockup of a bunker built to make practice this raid and sophisticated defense department military technology helping you monitor this perpetrator. how important was that technology, the level of preparedness to pulling that off successfully? >> right now, we're not -- we're not at liberty to discuss the tactical operations or any of the actual operations of the incident, so, you know, i just can't give you a whole lot of details. because like i said, it's still actually an ongoing
investigation. and we still have a lot of work to do here. >> sheriff, how many years have you been sheriff in dale county? >> i took office in 2007. >> so a couple of years. i don't know if you are born and raised in dale county. has this sort of thing ever happened where you live, sir. >> not to my knowledge. i have been with the sheriff's department so time before i was actually elected sheriff, and i have been sheriff now six years, so now it's not something you see here in dale county on a regular basis. we've had our -- our trying times and our natural disasters, but this is -- this is something that -- something we never expected in our community. >> how is the family this morning? have you been in touch with them? the mother, grandmother of this child? >> my last contact with them, everything going good and they
were -- they had a lot of catching up to do. ethan, you know, he -- he has a lot of catching up to do. he's a remarkable little fellow. >> we are -- we are so happy for you and so happy for the family, sheriff wally olson in alabama. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. so we showed you the new images of the face of king richard iii. coming up, we'll hear from the folks who helped reconstruct his face when we go live to london.
electricity, say moderaequipmen sensed a ab normality and cut off power to part of the stadium. >> some take it will hurt new orleans' chances of getting another major sporting event. we want to go to stacy head, president of the new orleans city council. goo morni good morning to you. we have been reading and know what it wasn't, what was it? >> it wasn't beyonce. glad to hear that. we don't know what it was, and hopefully we'll find that out in a few days. i hope that this doesn't become the focal point of this manly call weekend we had in new orleans. it was an amazing, amazing weekend, and i don't know that anyone who experienced new orleans' southern hospitality looks at anything other than that as a reason to come back to new orleans, hopefully in 2018. >> it was unprecedented and a
big deal. you mentioned 2018, when you would like to get the super bowl back. roger godel said it shouldn't have an effect on new orleans getting another super bowl. let's take a listen. >> i do not think this will have an impact on future super bowls. i expect we'll be back for super bowls and i hope that's the cause. i hope that we'll be back here, we want to be back here. >> i know he says it won't affect it, but it hasn't help it, can it? >> every city will have some kind of glitch, and if you look at new orleans, particularly since it was right in the middle of mardi gras. this was an unbelievable super bowl. we had unbelievable weather, hospitality, we will say this is
ununfortunate. it was the kind of thing that can be remedied and it will be resolved and never happen again. >> i am a huge new orleans fan, i spent my new year's eve there, but people are making fun. this is from metlife stadium. i hear you grousing. don't worry, next year at metlife stadium, the lights will stay on. #super bowl xxxviii. we will fick out what the heck happened. but once you figure that out, what happens then? should heads roll on this? >> i think that depends what we learn happens or has happened. at the end of the day, new orleanians, probably any other place in the country, we can laugh at tragedy, we realize
live is much bigger. i don't take any personal offense to the metlife tweet. i think that was silly, maybe not necessary, but certainly not something that new orleanians really have a problem with. >> stacy head, we are as interested in you as finding out what happened. thank you for joining us this morning. also, piers morgan goes shooting. what happens when piers pulls the trigger and talks guns with ted nugent. let's say fireworks.
coming up, nevada senator dean heller reacts to the call on congress to move on new gun control laws. does he think congress can work together on this? >> we'll talk to him about that. the special pins he wants people wearing state of the union. match.com releasing the largest study on singles in america exclusively. right here, "starting point," 20 minutes. >> a big deal. >> kind of totally a big deal. looking at dating habits and i'll read it, bedroom trends across the country. >> thank you for reading it. >> you're welcome. >> christine romans, save me. >> not even 7:30 east coast. my goodness. a team of scientists unveiling the face of long lost king richard iii. the most controversial british monarch and the last to have died in battle in the if 1 5th century. his skeleton found at a dig site
90 miles from london. one of the many controversial man arcs. this 500-year-old skeleton is that of the long lost king. erin mcloughlin joins us from london. what does the discovery mean? >> this means that beyond any reasonable doubt, they have, in fact, found the remains of richard iii. it means we have more clues as to how he died. we know that he was 32 years old when he rode into the battle of bosworth. we know that he likely died due to blunt trauma to the back of his head. scientists think his naked body was strewn over a horse and carried to a shallow and ill fitted grave and tossed inside without any shroud or coffin. we have a better idea of what richard iii looked like. scientists have used 3-d printing to make a reconstruction of his face. i got to take a look at in thtt
morning and speak to one of the experts response bl fible for pg the pace. >> very difficult to tell. we had to use references from the skull and references from contemporary portraits. >> the facial construction of the face itself is pretty accurate, because it's based on the skull? >> absolutely. yes. the structure, the cusculpture itself is very accurate. >> reporter: now, richard iii enthusiasts or ricardians as they are known here, hope the clues will paunt a very different picture of richard iii than the monster, the villain, that shakespeare portrayed. a man who was a warrior for his country that valiantly rode into battle and died. a very different portrayal of richard iii who walked england 500 years ago. >> a man more well known for killing his nephews and we can
talk about it later. we'll speak later to the richard iii society. philippa langley, they will speak to us. they found descendants of his sister. another generation, might not have had that dna material. and a deadly bus crash in southern california. the tour bus owner failed more than a third of safety inspections over the past two years. a faulty brakes may have led to the weekend crash that killed seven and injured dozens more. it was heading back to mexico from a ski resort when it crashed on a mountain road. bob menendez answering to shocking allegations that he tried to solicit processty tuesday on a visit to dominican republic. he called those allegations smears. >> reporter: can you just answer the allegation out there that
has -- >> the smears. the smears. >> reporter: that you were with prostitutes. >> the smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election and totally instantiated. it's amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream. but that's what they have done successfully. nobody can find them, no one ever met them, no one can talk to them. that's where we're at. all of the smears are absolutely false and that's the bottomline. >> in an interview with univision yesterday, a woman accused of being one of the prostitutes says she has never met menendez and never worked as a prostitute. piers morgan bringing his gun control cause to the heart of gun country. he broadcast from near houston. things turned fiery when he
squared off with rocker and nra board member ted nugent. >> do you care about murders or only murders with guns? >> i care about all deaths. >> i don't think you do. i think are you obsessed with guns. 99.99% of the gun owners of america are wonderful people are you hanging around with here today. perfectly safe, perfectly harmless, wonderful, loving, giving, generous, caring people. will you leave us the hell alone? >> nugent insists there is no such thing as gun violence. only criminal violence. >> interesting. of course, guns a big issue all over the country right now. a big issue in washington. one of the big battles brewing in congress is over gun control. president obama calling on congress to move forward with gun control legislation. >> they blasted president obama
for missing the legal dead line to release a budget. both could spark a bitter partisan standoff. >> dean heller, a member of no labels campaign, a group that promotes bipartisanship. not an easy hall. >> great to be on the show with you. thank you very much. >> i want to start with the issue of guns. yesterday, the president called for something interesting. he wants congress to at least vote on an assault weapons ban. at least vote on the idea of banning these semi automatic weapons. you think congress owes that to him to vote on the subject? >> he has a no guns, no budget policy moving forward, and i don't understand either one of those. i think we ought to bring these issues to the table. let's discuss about -- let's have a discussion about guns, but have the same discussions about mental health, violence on tv, the movies and video games. bring it to the table. if it's about assault rifles, just about guns this is all political, and i think most people see it as being
political. we need a much broader discussion than banning certain types of guns. >> senator, one thing to bring an issue to the table. quite another to have it pass through members of congress, such as yourself. you talk to a lot of people on the hill and they say, look, this idea of assault weapons ban passing is likely a no-go. the one idea that seems perhaps palatable among democrats and are public i had c republicans are universal background checks. do you hear consensus for that? >> i do. but what is more important is what we're hearing at home. i had the sheriffs from across the country in washington, d.c. last week. i had discussions with my sheriffs back in nevada, what they feel about the assault rifle ban and some of the issues, and the consensus, was with the sheriffs, the problem isn't assault rifles, it's criminals and people with mental health needs with assault rifles, and somehow we have to make that connection.
what we're hearing back at home, but as you said, i think there is discussion or at least chatter about strengthening and improving the background checks. >> i want to take it beyond discussion and chatter. can we get you on the record saying that will likely pass, the idea of universal background checks? is it something you can vote for? >> i think it's a reasonable step forward. let's put everything on the table, let's do put guns on the table, mental health issues, talk about hollywood, video games, so on, so forth. let's bring it all together and have a real discussion. >> one of the other issues on the table is chuck hagel, the nominee for secretary of defense. let you get on the record for that. is he someone who you can support on the job? >> i had him in my office a couple of weeks ago, we had some discussion. i haven't taken a position on the hagel nomination. and, of course, following the committee closely also. i'm still reading the transcript, trying to figure out what direction i want to go on
this particular nomination. i'll leave at that. >> senator mccain will fight any efforts to filibuster this. you are not sure how you will vote on an up-or-down vote, but would you oppose a filibuster? >> i don't know at this point. i probably would. i don't know at this point. i think he deserves an opportunity to come forward and make his -- make his arguments and i think he's doing that now in the community -- in the committee itself. i will continue to follow this closely. >> senator, state of the union. one week from today. i don't know if that's the pin have you on the left lapel, part of the no-labels campaign. you read a pin, stop fighting, start fixing, you want your congress a.ional colleagues to where this. who have you signed on so far? >> could you repeat that question? >> who has signed on? have a lot of colleagues signed on? >> senator manchin and myself pushing this hard. we have our colleagues in the
house doing the same thing. jim cooper from tennessee, pushing the no loebls concept. bring both sides together, let's just start sorchling some problems. as you know, the budget the biggest issue. something we haven't passed in four years and out there. you have heard this, but the ipad wasn't invented the last time we passed a budge net washington, d.c. a concept of no budget, no pay, no labels coming together trying to move this country forward. if we don't budget, we won't move this country forward. >> date night a couple years ago, and now you are getting pinned. senator dean heller, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. you bet. good to see you too. a big bet to lose. one big play in a super bowl is costing one company $600,000 in merchandise. how are long-term relationships changing in america today? an exclusive new dating study from match.com unveiled right
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only on "starting point" this morning, match.com is out with its third annual singles in america study, covering dating habits to bedroom habits and how people feel about the issue of commitment. >> helen fisher is a biological anthropologist with the center for human evolution studies at rutger's university and chief scientific adviser to the internet dating site chemist chemistry.com, a division of match.com. helen good morning. >> good morning. >> lots to talk about, internet dating etiquette, sexting, female roles and courtship and marriage. it's doubled, friends with benefits. >> has doubled in the last year, in 2011, 20% of american singles
had a friends with benefits relationship. >> friends they were smooching. >> well, more than smooching. they're going home and having a more -- >> it's more than smooching, brooke. >> but you know what's really interestings as an anthropologt it's the emergence of the pre-commitment stage in the whole courtship process. 45% of the people who had had a friends with benefits relationship actually had a relationship that turned into a long-term partnership. so it's as if singles are starting earlier with the sex to figure out who this person is and moving into a stage before it's long-term and serious. >> it's just happening now? >> that's what we see now. this is the third year we've done it. we're not measuring the match.com population. it's based on the u.s. census so we have the right number of every person, every part of the country, every age group so we're beginning to find these trends and the friends with
benefits seems to be an interesting one. another one that really blew my mind, really blew my mind was 33% of american men will not date a virgin. >> oh, boy. >> will not date a virgin. this is the end of a 5,000-year tradition. it's been a core value of the western world to have virginity at marriage for some over 5,000 years and in one generation we're seeing a dramatic change. >> do we know why? we know the numbers but don't know why? >> there's all kinds of reasons why. there's a lot of optimism in relationships right now. 90% of people think that when they do marry they'll marry the right person and stay married forever so i think they're trying to understand, trying to understand who these people are before they marry, before they make this long-term commitment. >> let me talk about something that doesn't make me blush so much. where are singles meeting now? >> they are meeting online. when we asked about where you met your last person, 27% said
that they met that person online, almost all of them on dating sites. it's way down the amount of people meeting on facebook, from 11% last year to 7%. so you're meeting your friends on facebook and on the other social networking sites. >> i love 48% of single women, they do their homework and research whether it's on the googles or facebook and the guys are saying that's not okay for to you do the research to meet me. >> maybe men are worried that people will think they're spying or stalking, by doing that. i was looking at that data to wonder why it is men are resistant to looking up somebody. >> do you think the catfishing, the manti te'o-ification of the world will change how we date online? >> i don't think it's dating online. it's introducing online. i studied the brain. match.com they say go out and have a coffee and get to know the person and during that, the ancient human brain kicks in and we do the courtship so it's a
new way to meet which makes sense because you know, we're not marrying the boy we met in college or the girl we met -- >> some of us are, 20 years this one, 20 years. >> so this study is about singles but you also did find out some interesting things about marriage. >> every year we take it, we focus on some things and this year we had over 1,000 people who were married and one of the most wonderful pieces of data i thought was we asked the question have you, would you remarry the same person again and 80% of married people said yes. >> awesome. >> i like that. >> would you marry mrs. berman 20 times over? >> she didn't take my name but still -- >> wait would you take her name? >> fingers crossed. >> thank you, that was interesting. now to the story christine is so excited after 500 years, dna tests confirmed the remains of richard iii and helped reconstruct his face, the head of the project that made this
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soledad o'brien is off today. hostage rescued from a bunker just in time for his birthday. the question is, will he be able to recover now? we'll talk with a psychologist who worked with kidnapped victim jaycee dugard. what king richard iii really, really looked like from way long ago. better than that we promise. we'll talk with the woman who spear-headed the whole campaign to find him and to clear his name. americans don't buy as much of it as they used to but somehow gas takes a bigger chunk out of the family budget. we're going to explain. >> it is tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins now. >> today's panel of fabulous people, will cain, cnn contributor and columnist for theblaze.com, roland martin, cnn
political analyst and chris frates, reports for "the national journal." thank you, gentlemen. >> great to see you all. >> in the man show. >> and brooke. >> so chipper. >> hey, good morning. >> wouldn't you be if you were surrounded by such handsomeness. >> manly types. moving on the story we're grateful for the kindergartener gets to spend his sixth birthday safe and sound with his family tomorrow after spending nearly a week as a hostage in on underground bunker. yesterday the fbi stormed that bunker where ethan was being held captive by jimmy lee dykes. after negotiations deteriorated, fbi agents decided to go in. >> dykes was killed. last tuesday he shot and killed a school bus driver. the young boy, ethan who
reportedly hases a. perger's and adhd was abducted and held in the bunker for six days, he is said to be okay at least physically right now. >> a little boy, a special child, he's been through a lot, he's enduring a lot, just by the grace of god he's okay. >> is he is doing fine, laughin joking, playing, eating, the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> i want to bring in rebecca bailey, psychologist with a specialty in reuniting loved ones after trauma. she worked with kidnapped victim jaycee dugard. we hear ethan has been laughing, joking, reyou nighted with his favorite dinosaur. are these all good signs? what would you be looking for right now? >> i think it's wonderful signs and a testament also of the human spirit.
frequently we expect situations where the victim comes out in the same way that the traumatized people are watching and waiting and hoping so this is a very good sign and it's wonderful that he's home for his sixth birthday. it's wonderful for the family and wonderful for him. >> his birthday is tomorrow. i'm curious in the precious hours and days after this release how should the family be with him? how much of this will he even really remember? >> you know, i think that the most important thing is to remember how every family is different, and every situation is different. certainly there will be memories and certainly this family and this child has been obviously affected by this traumatic experience, but as the days go on and time unfolds, we'll find out more what the child needs, what the family needs. my understanding is they're
siblings and what's extremely important in the next week or so is remembering their lives have been touched as well. so what we need to see in the next week, two weeks, is the family pulling together and we hope to see them pulling together and celebrating the success of this child being home safely. at the same time, some of the shock will begin to wear off, and each family member may react differently. >> dr. bailey rorks he la, rola here. i understand ethan, all of a sudden a mom who is totally protecttive. what do they do to not constrain him and his life going forward? >> well, i think in the next week or so things need to settle. i understand that this is a community with a strong faith base which is very important and
understanding this is an extremely unusual situation that occurred and as time goes on, the shock and will slowly dissipate and for me to tell the mother how she should handle that is difficult to say. each person has to do it at their own rate. but we often do see families going back to normal, returning in time particularly in a small community where the community bands together to take care of their families. >> dr., chris frates here. what should we be looking for or what should the family be looking for as we move forward? what are the kinds of things we see in these kinds of victims as they grow up and what are some things to watch for? what are some danger answer how should that family handle this very difficult situation?
>> what's important understanding initially of the absolute trauma having been in this situation which i won't speculate what the child went through or didn't go through because sometimes that can be as harmful, but what -- how much media scrutiny, how much intrusion from outside can continue to perpetuate the difficulties with the child. so again we need the next couple weeks to let things calm down and unfold as they go forward. it will be important clearly to have some mental health involvement frequently around these cases you'll see lots and lots of casts of characters, different, wonderful agencies that come in and sometimes that can be daunting so as the days go forward figuring out who the point people are and who will stay involved with this family.
some families need intensive reunification, some families over a period of time. some siblings need more mental health, help than others. so, yes, go ahead. >> dr. rebecca bailey. all of our thoughts are with ethan's family. >> christine, you have a child this age, i have a child this age, john, i think you have a child this age. it's easy to put yourself in a situation constantly looking at your child, has he changed, what has he been through, looking for every little piece of info you could possibly find. >> a school bus, you put your kid on a school bus and something like this happens. >> the moment ethan's mom found out her son was safe apparently she couldn't stop smiling, senator smith spent time with her and she spoke about that amazing moment on "ac 360." >> she was being whisked away at this point now to be reunited with her son.
she hugged my neck, she thanked me and she was a little nervous abo , but there were smiles all around, i later learned she was being reunited with the little boy. >> smiles, she said she knew the little boy would be okay. christine romans with the top stories. police in texas say the man accused of killing america's most deadly sniper confessed to his sister saying he "traded his soul for a if you truck" eddie ralph. kyle was known for being the most deadly sniper in history with with 160 kids in iraq. ralph was driving kyle's truck when he was arrested. former presidential candidate ron paul taking a tweet, "chris kyle's death seems to confirm that he who lives by the sword dies by the sword.
treating ptsd at a firing range doesn't make sense." a renewed effort for gun control. today president obama will meet with progressive groups, immigration groups, labor groups and a dozen ceos. the goal to figure out how to get a pirks partisan immigration reform. on gun control obama says consensus already building. >> real and lasting change also requires congress to do its part and to do it soon. not to wait. the food news is we're starting to see a consensus on what action to take. >> this has provided david letterman an endless supply of monologue material. last night chris christie was face-to-face with dave and brought the doughnuts. >> i made jokes about you, not just one or two, not ongoing here and there, intermittent, but --
>> i didn't know it was going to be this long. >> now wait a minute! maybe you can do that sort of thing in your state, buddy. >> i don't care if you're funny. from my perspective if the joke is funny i laugh, even if it's about me. if it's not funny, i don't laugh. but i've never felt like it was, you know, in igthat really bugged me all that much, no. >> now, what percentage of the jokes have you found funny? >> about 40%. roughly. >> the time something so good. >> "i didn't know it was going
to be this long." >> he's had lots of preparation. >> 100% jersey man. >> vintage christie. coming up we're talking mitochondrial dna, 15th century anyone, rewriting the history books? we're excited, king richard iii's face reconstructed, we are getting a look for the very first time this morning, next the woman who spear-headed the campaign to find his remains and clear his name, she says. then imagine this, try to imagine it, flying on an airplane and not hearing the sounds of crying children or feel them kicking new the back of your seat. >> what? >> one airline making that dream come true, when you wish upon a star. >> hey, you sound happy. all stations come over to mission a for a final go.
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my horse! my kingdom! >> until now, this was probably our best portrait of england's ring richard iii, actors laurence olivier portraying him as an evil villain, we thought he was a hunchbacked, twisted-minded body. >> a brand new kinder image of the king. dna tests found remains buried underneath an english parking lot are indeed his. they wanted to set the record straight on how this much maligned king was. good morning, phillipa. >> good morning, thank you. >> aside from an obsession with richard iii, how did you decide to track this down like this?
>> well i hooked one an historian and geneologist, dr. john ashdownhill. he had traced the mitochondrial sequence and he refuted, a story about richard's bones being dug up and thrown into the nearby river and he managed to refute that story with his research so you put those two things together, it seemed like it was a good story to go in search of him. >> i'm stunned because i was reading you said "i had the strongest sensation that i was walking on richard's grave and was on a mission." this is like stuff from the 15th century, here we are in 2013, your mission. why have you been so wrapped up in this?
>> i think this was a strong sensation in that parking lot, bonkers though it sounds but i had to do it. more than that, it's about when you read about this man, the real richard iii, he's so different to the tune of portrayal in the shakespearean character that i felt i wanted to go in search of his remains to give him the reburial fit for a king for sure, but i also wanted to bring to light the real richard iii at the same time. >> miss langley, chris frates here. how did you find him, under a parking lot? how did you figure out to dig there? could you take us through how you located him in all of the town? >> it was a strange story, with cotell by the street signs we were in the right area for the grave friar's precinct but didn't know if we were in the
right area for the grave friar's church. i had this very strange experience where i felt i was standing on top of richard's grave and there was an "r" marked into the tarmac, a hand painted "r" for "reserved" but when i had the feeling, i felt that i was standing on his grave right by this letter "r." so when we then outlined the trenches, that letter "r" was in the first trench and in the very first few feet of the first trench, and we actually found him on day one. >> someone made the joke it was real long-term parking someone made there. >> ba dum bum. >> so we know how he looks but he still could have been an evil guy. how does knowing how he looks somehow change the perception of the history of who he was? totally. we have lots of information about richard iii.
he was 30 when the writers started telling us about him but we've got heeaps of information from those who knew about richard and wrote about this man and they tell a very different story. we get a guy who is loyal, brave, pious and just. when the tudor writers get to him he has a character change, put it that way. >> one more question in terms of getting semi-nerdy to use your both. dna in richard iii bodes that was matched the cabinetmaker, the sister, that made you say ding, this is the guy. elementary my dear, is that right? >> absolutely. it was one of the main things yes but strangely before that, we had to do the carbon 14 dating and that was a big test, because that tells us how old the remains were.
then in when we got the dna match with canadian michael ipson, that was it, game over. we knew we had richard iii. >> congratulations and good look on the richard rehabilitation, the image rehab. going to take some time i think. shakespeare had a jump on you. turned out it wasn't a hunchback, it was scoliosis. >> 5'8" was essentially tall. >> he still had to kill his nephews. he was still a medieval king. >> he wasn't as murderous. >> they were all pretty mean, mean dudes then. >> all america is saying this is why we left. i didn't have that choice but other americans, why they left. let's move on. >> the super bowl ad that you didn't see and it may be the most controversial of them all. will farrell's hilarious spot, whoa, more kissing.
prom! [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ back against the wall ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ keep you down and make you crawl ♪ ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ cut you down when you feel tall ♪ ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ ain't nothin to me [ crowd murmurs ] [ cheering ] hey! ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ ain't nothin to me ♪ [ howls ] ♪ welcome back to "starting
point." i'm christine romans, minding your business this morning, u.s. stock futures are higher today. the dow dropped from its 14,000 milestone monday, there were concerns about a banking scandal in italy and corruption allegations against the spanish prime minister, those weighed on markets, but your futures are up this morning. toxic mortgage assets slapped with the highest investment grades helped fuel the financial crisis and bring down the economy. standard & poor's who gave the high grade ratings says the justice department plans to sue it. s&p denies any wrong doing, it says the lawsuit would not have any legal merit and s&p relied on the same data as government and other analysts who failed to predict the housing bust. gas prices climbing up fast, up 17 cents. the average price of a gallon of regular is $3.53 a gallon according to aa. the government says u.s. households spend an average of $2,912 or about 4% of their
income on gas last year, that's the highest level in four years, even though gas costs are eating up a bigger chunk of family budgets. americans are buying less gas as cars become more fuel-efficient. the american budget is shrinking and gas is taking up a bigger part of it. >> we know beyonce did not shut the lights off. but we're taking a look at what's trending on the web. lot of conspiracy theorists beyonce signaled she's part of a secret society bent on world domination. she made a diamond shape with her hands during her super bowl halftime performance and i'm told the gesture is considered a is symbol of the illuminati. there's a theory circulating she may have been sending a secret message to jay-z or also possible she put her hands up like this. >> i have a higher source, the
teleprompter is my higher source. that's what i'm following. >> a sorority called delta sigma theta, that's their symbol. >> is she a member? >> i'm alpha pi alpha but these illuminati people are crazy, look for this stuff in all different celebrities. stop it, seriously. >> pocket square, it's a triangle. >> illuminati "i'm in the group." >> he's covering it up. >> whether you were watching the beyonce concert with some guys playing football around it, whatever it was, it was a record-breaking 164 million or so people apparently watching this game but there was a commercial here that aired in a few markets that got people talking. take a look. ♪
>> here we go back to the smooching theme of the morning. will ferrell and quite the makeout session with this woman on the bus, an ad for old milwaukee beer, add in sherman, texas. >> my hometown. >> arco, oklahoma, and montana. last year he filmed a different ad for milwaukee that aired in alaska. >> he likes to be creative. and kiss people. >> given a blank slate he comes up with this. >> it's not like he was creative in that ad. >> maybe he wanted an excuse to make out with somebody. >> and the company i called said we did not pay him to do this. he did this. we didn't do this. >> another super bowl mystery. >> the boy scouts. >> illuminati. the boy scouts may lift their ban on accepting openly gay members but some thinks the
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welcome back to "starting point." bottom of the hour now, and the excitement is building on the streets of baltimore in a matter of hours, the super bowl champion ravens will be honored with a victory parade. going from baltimore to the stadium and renay is in baltimore with a preview. >> reporter: we're right in front of city hall where it's all going to begin and take a look at all the fans, they're all lined up, they've all got their ravens gear on and let's just say they're a little bit fired up here, if you could still hear me so it will all start here and then it heads over to the m.&t. bank, and
these folks are excited. >> we are very excited. >> very excited! >> reporter: i want to tell you this. >> we are here! >> reporter: i want to tell you this, they have lined up here for hours. this man has been here for quite some time. what time did you get out here? >> actually i got here at 11:00 last night. >> reporter: 11:00, very early considering the parade does not get here until 10:30. >> i wanted to see mr. lewis and say thank you. i got my front row seat. >> reporter: you know what, brooke, they are fired up, ready, we're going to hear from the mayor of baltimore, also hear and see the players as well. we'll send it back to you. >> rene thank you, live on cnn in the daytime. >> they need to get themselves excited there, they seemed -- >> your pats fans would be more jazzed? >> oh. >> too soon. >> all right, christine, give us some headlines, please.
>> a lot of news going on here today. let's get to it. lawyers for george zimmerman will be in orlando in a courtroom on what would have been trayvon martin's birthday, they're requesting a trial delay. zimmerman faces second-degree murder charges. trayvon martin would have been 18 yields today. the unarmed teen was shot and killed nearly one years ago. a chilling moment in the court, the woman accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in a gruesome 2008 attack she confessed to the jury she is a murderer. listen. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> the 32-year-old went on to say she acted in self-defense when she stabbed her ex-boyfriend 27 times, slashed his throat from ear to ear and shot him twice in the head. if convicted she faces the death penalty. a catholic hospital says it was "morally wrong" to argue a
fetus is not a person in a colorado wrongful death lawsuit. the argument directly contradicts the moral teaches of the church. jeremy stogel sued the hospital after his wife and the unborn twins died in the lobby in 2006. he has petitioned the court. apple's ipad 4 comes equipped with a whopping 128 gigabytes of storage but all that memory has a high tag. the highest end starts at $799 for wifi only, $929 for a high speed connectivity. tired of flying with scre screaming babies or kids, maybe those are your kids, john berman, there's an airline for you, kids under 12 are banned from the first seven rows of economy cabins on select air asia x flights. it offers quiet zones on quiet flights to china, australia,
japan. you can book for an additional fee between $11 and $35. can you hire someone to take care of your own children so you can sit in that zone is unclear. >> i'm confused. i'm confused. first seven rows so what about sitting in the eighth row? you're not going to hid the kid screaming? >> put out your head phones. >> i got my bose. i'd jack a kid. >> don't say jack a kid. >> if kids are out of control people need to say sit down and be quiet. >> if you want a quiet flight go to malaysia. the boy scouts vote tomorrow to ban the lift on gay members. it would allow gay members to participate in some troops. yesterday 42 socially conservative organizations sponsored a half page ad in "usa today" asking the boy scouts to
keep their ban on gay members. >> raiichard land is one of the signees in this ad. mr. land, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's begin with the ad here in and of itself. let me just read part of this. the ad that the southern baptist convention says this, "every american who believes in freedom of thought and religious liberty should be alarmed by the attacks upon the boy scouts who have had core convictions about morality for 100 years." ultimately this is up to boy scouts of america, right, to reevaluate the policy which we should find out in the next couple of days. my question to you is how do you perceive this organization to use your word is under attack and by whom? >> well, because they have said so. they came and briefed several of our leaders and told us that they were losing corporate sponsors and they were under
pressure from corporate sponsors and from some of the troops particularly on the east coast and the west coast who wanted this policy changed and remember six months ago they completed a two-year study in which they said that the policy they've had in place for over 100 years was supported by the overwhelming number of the parents of the youth they served. six months later they're contemplating changing the policy and what they've said to us and other religious leaders is we're doing this under pressure and we're going to give people basically what amounts to a local option. you can't have a local option of a core conviction. >> i'm not sure i understand that. you say they're doing this under pressure but the boy scouts of america is still the group making the choice. you say freedom of thought in your speech. don't they have the freedom of thought to make their decision as a national organization and don't these local groups, aren't they also expressing their freedom of thought if they want to allow gay members? >> well, we believe that this is
going to be -- if they make this decision, it's going to be a catastrophe for the boy scouts. 1.1 million scouts belong to troops that are sponsored by the mormon church, by roman catholics, by methodists and by baptists and overwhelmingly those groups are opposed to this change in policy. this is not a vote that's going to be taken by the boy scouts nationwide. it's going to be taken by the board of directors and the board of directors have sent people to say to us, look, you know, we are doing this under pressure because we're losing corporate sponsors. now, yes we live in a democracy and people can make this choice but if they do, it's going to be a catastrophe because baptist scouts and catholic scouts and mormon scouts and methodist scouts, many of them are going to vote with their feet and leave the scouts. what they're doing is to appease their left coast and right coast appendages, they're cutting out the heart and soul of scouting in the rest of the country. >> richard, let me just take
that aside for a minute and ask you about this. i know you have experience in these kind of decisions so the southern baptist convention, this is back in 2000 basically banning women from being pastors in churches so ultimately you allowed the decision to sit with the churches. there are several senior pastoral positions on sbc churches. when you talk about women or boys, why laugh? how is that different? >> we have about 45,000 churches and we have about 100 that have women pastors. i think the convention has expressed its will. our confession of faith is not binding on any particular southern baptist but it's an expression of what we believe the bible teaches, and the vast majority of southern baptists uphold that. what the scouts are doing is going back on a core value and they're saying a core value is a local option, and in doing so,
they're going to undermine the freedom that they achieved under the supreme court decision in 2000. in 2000 the supreme court said that the boy scouts did not have to have homosexual scout masters because their belief about sexual morality was a core value. if you make it a local option, it's no longer a core value and the new york times editorial page said if the boy scouts do this they've left themselves vulnerable to lawsuits. the scouts are required to allow homosexual scoutmasters in all troops. >> the supreme did rule on that decision in 2000 so i'm not sure i follow you there. talking about the vast majority of -- >> let me explain it, let me explain, let me explain it to you. they were protected because it was a core value. if a core value becomes a local option, it's no longer protected by the first amendment. >> do you think, you say the heart and soul of scouting, you say the heart and soul of
scouting. are you saying not allowing gay members is the heart and soul of scouting? >> the scouts have said for themselves for over 100 years that traditional morality is at the core value of scouting, teaching them to be morally straight, and now they're going to make it a local option under pressure from corporations and from some scout groups. core value is not a local opon. when a core value becomes a local option, it's just a preference and preferences are normally not protected by the first amendment. core values and convictions are, and let me say one other thing that nobody wants to talk about, and that is that homosexuals, by definition, are attracted to people of the same sex. i'm not accusing homosexuals of being pedophiles but i'm accusing homosexuals of being what they say they are, attracted to males. how many people that are listening to me would allow
their teenaged girls to go on campouts and engage in camping activities with heterosexual males? >> homosexuals are no more pedophiles than heterosexuals. you have to look at that. >> i didn't say that. let me finish what i'm saying. i'm saying heterosexual males would not be allowed to be girl scout masters, why? because they're attracted to girls, to young women. in the same way, homosexual males, i'm not talking about pedophiles, i'm talking about homosexual means attracted to the same sex. do parents really want to allow their teenaged boys to go on campouts with men who are attracted to the same sex? they wouldn't let their girls go on campouts with men who are attracted to women. this verges on being beyond the realm of the rational, and it's going to lead to human tragedy. it's going to lead to human tragedy and the human tragedy is going to be sadly boys and men
who are going to end up in relationships that are going to be tragic. >> again, when i was a cub scout i can speak from personal experience we had den mothers, you know, obviously opposite sex of the cub scout troop so -- >> and also just finally when you read -- hold on, sir. >> we're not talking about cub scouts here, we're talking about boy scouts. >> the purpose of the boy scouts to provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character. how do you build character in a young boy when other boys who are their friends are not allowed to be part of the group because they are not seen as the same because they are gay? >> boy scouts have the right to define character, and they define character as being morally straight, and that involves being sexually pure and being a heterosexual. if homosexuals want to have a different organization, then let them form one, not let them try to destroy 102-year-old one and
take away its core values. >> richard land from the southern baptist convention, thanks for joining us this morning. i appreciate it. >> thank you. >> thank you. she writes, she performs, she produces on e channel!'s chelsea lately. comedian heather mcdonald has a new book talking about her hilarious family. good morning! >> hello. >> nice to meet you. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card it's not what you think. it's a phoenix with 4 wheels. it's a hawk with night vision goggles.
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she is one of the cast members on the round table "after lately" comedian, performer, writer, mom, wife, heather mcdonald is here joining us now. her new book is "my inappropriate life" and she joins us. heather mcdonald, why so inappropriate? >> well, i work in a very inappropriate show. it's not a classy organization like cnn. and i do crazy sketches and characters and very off-topic type of conversations that we have. our stories are like why this person had sex with a picnic table. that will be our topic, not like the hard core stuff. >> back to the break. >> exactly. so we write a bunch of jokes and
then i have this other conventional life where my kids go to catholic school, my son is a boy scout so sometimes the world collide and i feel inappropriate around the moms. my husband is the stay-at-home dad and the mom loves him. he gets invited to the ladies appreciation lunch. i'm like bring back some scoop. >> he's like the mr. keaton. >> a little cuter than that. >> you write about what other parents, other moms, do they approve of what you do? >> you know, first of all i think they should be way more impressed by me and they're not. it's like the star at a catholic school is the person who puts the auction together. 'not the person who is on "chelsea lately" doing a drew barrymore sketch. they're not impressed. we live in l.a. but it's a little bit outside of l.a. and very regular people but they -- i don't know, i'm like do you not have cable? what's your problem? >> you mean talking about sex
with the picnic table? >> how do you not find that interesting conversation. one day i'll be doing a sketch like that, the next day is personal confessions for myself. >> are you happy to be on a show where you can be absolutely irreverent and go for it? i love the show, love watching it because you all do not care. you hit anybody, ask piers morgan what happened the other night when chelsea hit him. >> which is great we really have fun for ourselves and so many times this joke is for us and eight people that remember what we're talking about and we have a lot of fun with it and the people i work with are awesome and but i am the only mother on staff and so a lot of it is interesting and we have horrible language, we say inappropriate things and i have to switch into gear in the carpool lane. >> with the monkey in the back of the car and the hov on the 405. >> yes i did break the law. >> with a monkey. >> i dressed a monkey and put
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